From landscapes painted by a prince to a children’s book character that’s travelled the world, here’s our pick of unmissable cultural experiences for your next trip to Sweden.

Are you curious about Vikings? A photography fanatic? Interested in chamber music or the ways of living of days gone by? There are countless high-quality, well-curated museums in Sweden, including gems that rarely make the tourist lists. In addition, there’s the country’s rich textile production history and a bold, innovative art scene.

Whether you’re looking for historical insight and reflection, to be wowed by stunning views and jaw-droppingly impressive art, or to be challenged to think outside the box when it comes to all things design and social commentary, Sweden has plenty of options.

Add world-class service, award-winning food and unspoiled nature to explore in between your cultural explorations, and we guarantee that you’ll have a wonderful break in Sweden – good for both head and heart.

Gimme, gimme, gimme – more Swedish culture!

Top left: The Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Photo: Nikolaj Lund. Top middle: Zanele Muholi, Ntozakhe II, Parktown, 2016. From exhibition at Bildmuseet. Photo: © Zanele Muholi Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg/Amsterdam and Yancey Richardson, New York. Top right: Borås Art Museum, Walking to Borås by Jim Dine. Photo: Emil Dalqvist. Bottom: Photo: Textilmuseet.

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